FIZZLES no. 3, 4, 5 & 6 : by Samuel Beckett
ACTOR: Anna Nygh
LOCATION: The Crypt, St Michael’s Church, 4 Darling St, Enniskillen BT74 7EW
DATE: Saturday 4rd August 2018
Fizzles consists of eight short prose fragments published in the mid-1970’s. The title suggests something petering out almost as soon as it starts but these pieces have a power far in excess of their length. They are rarely heard in public and so the combination of actors Adrian Dunbar, Anna Nygh and Ciaran McMenamin and the atmospheric St. Michael’s Crypt should make for a series of very special evening readings.
“….these haunting fragments vividly evoke the struggle to be, to be seen, to remember, and to tell of a life lacking in momentous events, through the fleeting image of a hand slowly raised or lowered, the lick of a wall in an endless tunnel, or the intimation that one’s life was lived by someone else all along.”
— Anna McMullan, University of Reading